Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Word Re-Written

Our assignment was to re-write the parable of the ten virgins in "modern" (post-modern?) language. So fun!

Matthew 25:1-13

The Kingdom of Heaven will be like the launch of an amazing new app for IPhone. Ten friends brought their IPhones and met at a coffee house, waiting for the app to launch. As they waited, they played Angry Birds.

They played late into the night, draining batteries left and right. When the announcement was finally made--the app launch is here!--5 friends pulled out their chargers to plug in their IPhones.

"Let us borrow your cords!" the other 5 said.

"We can't share, we don't want to miss the download!"

The friends went home to get their chargers, but when they went to get the app, the window to get it for free was over. They called tech support, but were told, "Sorry, you missed the opportunity."

Therefore, keep charged, for you don't know when a free app opportunity might come along.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Writing Groups?

Thinking about writing groups. Anyone have any experience with one?

I am starting a closed group this week, something I'm calling "therapeutic writing group" or "healing writing group." Still working it out. There will just be three of us (at the mo). I am interested to see how the process works.

I have also purchased three books about writing groups. I am intrigued, and may start another one, along the lines of a creative writing group.

Something may be brewing...I'll try to keep you posted.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Church Buildings...

I'm thinking that church buildings should probably be sold and all the money given to feed and care for those in other countries who are in need. So many church buildings are only used once or twice a week, and often for very small groups. If these groups would just meet in homes, or find a community space like a library or community center (which often aren't in use on Sunday mornings or evenings), they wouldn't even need their building.

And that would put the salt back out in the world where it belongs. Instead of stuck in the shaker where it's not doing anyone any good.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Aldersgate Camp. Wow.

Just back from a week in Fitchburg. Wow.

Words can't describe the extreme highs and lows of the week. Well, highs were extreme. Lows were...just low.

For those of you unable to attend, sorry you missed my performance of Irene Cara's "Flashdance: What a Feeling." DANCE performance. That was a once in a lifetime thing...sorry you have missed out. There might be a random video out there, hoping no one will think to post it...

Pray for my campers...new commitments to their spiritual journey for almost all of them. Firsts, seconds, all important.

What a feeling.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2 years and counting...

Still trying to find healing, closure, whatever you want to call it. It's been 2 years now, and I'm still reeling from the pain. Sometimes my heart hurts so bad I can't think straight.

I've tried everything I can think of to work through this loss. I can't even think of what else I could possibly pray to find healing. Waiting, moving, forgiving (or trying to forgive?), working through my hurt and anger...I can't believe how long this has held on. I have not a clue what to do about it.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I love the rain.

It means I can skip watering my plants.

Monday, March 01, 2010

You know it's Monday when...

Your hot water heater goes out. Before your shower.